13th Annual Women's EXPO

13th Annual Women's EXPO
March 14th, 2015
Wesley Center @ First United Methodist Church
950 7th Street
Downtown Clermont

















CWC's General Meeting

     Once a month, from October to May of each year, the members of the Clermont Woman's Club look forward to a couple of hours of gathering for fellowship, getting informative news and updates from special guest speakers and conduct a little club business with some fun in the end.

     This month, we had Darren Gray, City Manager of Clermont as our guest speaker.  Along with him were his assistant Pam Bennett and Doris Bloodsworth, the City's Public Information Officer.  He was introduced by Ann Dupee, who told us some interesting facts about him as his mom, Debbie Milwee, club's past president, looked on proudly.  Mr. Gray informed us of what's happening and coming to the city of Clermont and also answered some questions from our members.  It is really exciting and great to be living in Clermont, the "Choice of the Champions".

Photo collage by: MJWells
Photos from top left:
Darren Gray (City Manager), Debbie Milwee (his Mom and club's past president), Lynn Lupoli (current First Vice President) ... Sylvia Barto (current President), Ann Nickens (club Treasurer) ... members of the club Susy Gibson, Gloria Hayes, Rubie Wheeler, Clara Rogiers (out-of-state guest and #1 FB fan) and Connie Carlson (member).  

Remembering ... Honoring ... and Teaching

On Saturday, December 13th the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held across our nation and across the ocean to Remember (those who have fallen), Honor (those who have served), and Teach (our children the value of Freedom) at all of our nation's military cemeteries.

Photos by: MJWells & MBWells

Lynn Lupoli and Helen Cooney, Clermont Woman's Club past presidents, Suzy Gibson and her husband were privileged to attend the ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl. 

Just around the corner where the ceremony was being held, Mary Joy Wells, also past president, and her family were among the hundreds of volunteers who helped lay wreaths on veteran's grave.  Approximately 8,900 wreaths were placed at four of the sections that was covered this year.  While that is a remarkable achievement, there are over 100 sections that didn't have any wreaths at all. 

And so at the end of the ceremony when the bagpipes were silent and the twenty-one gun salute is over and taps were played, a plea and a challenge went out to all present.  Next year is the tenth anniversary of the ceremony at Bushnell and the goal is to have at least 10,000 wreaths for our fallen veterans.

With your help, we can achieve this goal.  Each wreath cost $15.00, a very small price to pay to honor a veteran.  You have a year to help us plan to make sure that we, the members of the Clermont Woman's Club do our part!  

10,000 Wreaths for 10yrs in 2015 ... Let's make this happen!
Don't be the one to say "I should have" be the one to say "I did!"